Articles on DIY

Screwdrivers to Saws: Stocking Your First Toolbox

A trip to the home improvement store can overwhelm when you're trying to buy your first set of tools. Before you shop, read this guide.

Out of the Frying Pan: 24 Unusual Uses for Butter

Butter isn't just for making food delicious — it's also great for everything from household hacks to skincare and more.

10 Great Uses for Old Ties

Thrift stores (and maybe even your very own closet) tend to be filled with used ties. Give them new life with one of these easy DIY projects.

Affordable Flowers for Valentine's Day (or Any Day)

Flowers are a lovely, indulgent gift for a loved one, friends, or even yourself — but they can be expensive. Learn how to save on flowers with a little DIY.

10 Home DIY Projects You Can Do in One Day

A one-day DIY project can spruce up your home and give you a sense of accomplishment without the time commitment of a bigger project.

The Many Benefits of DIY

Learning how to "do it yourself" doesn't just save you save from hiring someone. Discover how DIY can improve your finances, friendships, and more.

7 Ways to Remodel Your Bedroom (Without Demolishing a Thing)

You spend roughly 1/3 of your life sleeping, so shouldn’t you do it in a room that contributes to sweet dreams? Spiff up your bedroom with these easy changes.

10 Cheap, Handmade Gift Wrapping Ideas

Instead of filling the trash with expensive, one-use-only wrapping paper this year, use these ideas for wrapping that is as unique as it is frugal.

10 Unexpected Home Uses for Mayonnaise

Mayo does more than make everything delicious. From cleaning to killing pests to giving you silky-soft hair, discover all the surprising uses for this condiment.

10 Great Ways to Use Duct Tape

From the kitchen to the clothes closet to medicine cabinet, discover unexpected ways that duct tape can help out all around the house.

23 Fantastic Uses for Apples

From creative crafts to delicious recipes to helpful household hacks, this heaping bushel of apple ideas will keep you busy and well-fed all autumn long.

5 Unexpected Uses for Oats

Think oatmeal is the only use for oats? No way. This versatile grain can eliminate odors, give you glowing skin, and much more.

Learn New Skills for Free: The Power of Forums

When it comes to learning a new skill or getting help with a problem, these online communities are some of the best resources you can find.

6 Cheap Ways to Stage Your Home in a Buyer's Market

Home sellers can be low on leverage in a buyer's market. But these six simple, inexpensive things can help you make the sale.

21 Uses for Salt (Besides Seasoning)

Salt isn't just a way to make food more flavorful. From cheap cleaning to budget beauty and more, discover more great things to do with salt.

When DIY Car Repair Costs More

If the only reason you are doing certain car repairs yourself is to save money, you may be spending more money than you have to.

17 Ways to Use Old Newspaper

When you're done reading, your use of the newspaper is just beginning. From crafts to cleaning and more, discover how to get more from your daily news.

How to Make Your Own Power

From hand-cranking a flashlight to setting up solar panels to creating your own hydroelectric dam, generating your own electricity is totally achievable.

Homemade Lotion Recipes

For luscious, organic lotion, making your own is the way to go. Follow these recipes to have some seriously happy, healthy, and moisturized skin.

Save on Car Maintenance With These 5 DIY Tips

Some car maintenance tasks are simple enough even for novices. These tasks require only a little time, a little knowledge, and a few tools.